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Twilight; dusk.

[Middle English gloming, from Old English glōmung, alteration (probably influenced by æfnung, evening) of glōm, dusk; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɡləʊmɪŋ) or


poetic twilight or dusk
[Old English glōmung, from glōm; related to Old Norse glāmr moon]


(ˈgloʊ mɪŋ)

twilight; dusk.
[before 1000; Middle English gloming, Old English glōmung, derivative of glōm twilight]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gloaming - the time of day immediately following sunsetgloaming - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"


The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: even, vesper.


[ˈgləʊmɪŋ] N (liter) → crepúsculo m
in the gloamingal anochecer


n (liter)Dämmer- or Zwielicht nt (geh)
References in classic literature ?
A pretty girl at time o' gloaming Hath whispered me to go and meet her Without the city gate.
You may figure to yourself the hum of voices along the road in the gloaming. .
When the sun was fairly down, we slipped back to the hotel in the charitable gloaming, and went to bed again.
The play-hour in the evening I thought the pleasantest fraction of the day at Lowood: the bit of bread, the draught of coffee swallowed at five o'clock had revived vitality, if it had not satisfied hunger: the long restraint of the day was slackened; the schoolroom felt warmer than in the morning--its fires being allowed to burn a little more brightly, to supply, in some measure, the place of candles, not yet introduced: the ruddy gloaming, the licensed uproar, the confusion of many voices gave one a welcome sense of liberty.
All this Alleyne listened to, until the dark keep of Twynham towered above them in the gloaming, and they saw the red sun lying athwart the rippling Avon.
At length, in the first gloaming of the night, we heard a trumpet sound, and looking back from among the heather, saw the troop beginning to collect.
The little sail stood out against the purple sky, the gloaming lay around us, wrapping the world in rainbow shadows; and, behind us, crept the night.
The gate commands a cross bye-path, little used in the gloaming; and the figure must have been there all the time, though he has but gradually and lately made it out.
The tops of trees, mostly rather depressing evergreens, showed at intervals over the top of the wall, and beyond them in the grey and purple gloaming could be seen the back of some long terrace of tall Parisian houses, really comparatively close, but somehow looking as inaccessible as a range of marble mountains.
All the same, when she heard him in the gloaming whistle from beyond the orchard a couple of bars of a weird and mournful tune, she would drop whatever she had in her hand--she would leave Mrs.
With a hitch of his broad Bokhariot belt the Pathan swaggered off into the gloaming, and the lama came down from his clouds so far as to look at the broad back.
'Gloaming' is a poetic term referring to which time of day?